I am so excited to share this game with everyone. I’ve had the idea for this game in my mind for months. So, this weekend, I finally decided to get it done. So, here is Bunny Wars. It’s a card game based on addition (up to 10), vegetables, and ninja bunnies. What’s not to love? (There’s actually a multiplication version, too, for all of you who have older kids.)
Beginning the Game:
To begin the game, shuffle the cards and put them in one big stack in the middle of the table. At the beginning of your turn, draw one card. If it is a vegetable card, answer the math question. If it is a bunny card, follow the instructions below.
There are two types of cards: Bunnies and Vegetables. Most of the cards are vegetable cards. There are four different types of vegetables: Broccoli, Carrot, Tomato, and Corn. Each vegetable card has an addition problem; to add the card to your garden, you need to answer it correctly. The vegetables should be planted in rows, either horizontal or vertically, so you can easily determine how many of each card you have.
The bunny cards just add extra fun. The Bomb Bunny allows you to destroy one of your opponent’s cards. This vegetable card is then placed in the discard pile and not in your own garden. The Bomb Bunny is also discarded. The Thief Bunny allows you to steal an opponent’s card and plant it in your own garden. The bunny card in then discarded. When the Ninja Bunny in drawn, the player immediately draws another card. If another ninja bunny is drawn, the player must discard the second ninja bunny and draw another card. Then, the player resolves both cards. The Ninja Bunny allows you to choose someone to lose a turn. If you are playing a two player game and you draw the Ninja Bunny, you first draw a second card. Then, choose your opponent to lose a turn and resolve your second card, as well. Then go again, skipping your opponent’s turn. With the Ninja Bunny, we usually say “Hiya!” and tap our victim with the card. It’s more fun that way.
If all the cards in a draw pile are used up, then the discard pile should be shuffled and placed face down as the new draw pile. This is when the real war begins, because that pile will be mainly bunny cards. This usually does not happen in a two player game, because usually there are enough cards in the draw pile to finish the game.
Below are photos to give you an idea about how each card is used.
Winning the Game:
The first player who has three of each of the four vegetables in their garden wins. It is okay to have more than three of a particular vegetable. In fact, it usually occurs that way.
Here is the card game. Print it on card stock. I printed it on regular paper and then glued it to thicker paper. The edges keep coming unglued, especially when I’m trying to shuffle. It’s really obnoxious. The images are all in black and white. You can choose to color it or not. My kids helped me color mine. Can you tell? The numbers of copies you print depends on the number of players you have.
2-3 players = print 2 copies
3-4 players = print 3 copies
4-6 players = print 4 copies
If you use this game, please tell me what you think of it. It’s nice to have feedback!